Kate Lebovitz

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Kate Lebovitz, her two older half brothers and her parents enjoyed a middle class lifestyle in Budapest, Hungary. Barred from gymnasium, Kate chose to learn a trade and was apprenticed to a hat maker. During the war she met and married her husband Gene in the Budapest Ghetto. For a time, Kate and Gene passed as Christians and helped a Zionist organization smuggle sick people out of the ghetto. Later, she came under the protection of Raoul Wallenberg, who gave her a Swedish passport.  After her liberation in Budapest, Kate was reunited with Gene, and the two eventually make their way to Italy and then to the United States.
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